SSW Lingers, NNE Builds Overnight
A Small Craft Advisory is posted for most Maui County channels and Ma’alaea Bay through 6 p.m. Friday. East winds up to 25 knots and seas up to 12 feet are expected. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
**Click directly on the images below to make them larger. Charts include: Maui County projected winds, tides, swell direction & period and expected wave heights.**
North: Wave heights are expected waist high today. Shadowed spots will be flat with most size showing for Hana around chest/shoulder high.
West: Wave heights knee/waist high are expected today with top breaks reaching chest high on the sets. Spots shadowed by other islands will be smaller.
South: The south-southwest is expected to bring knee/waist high waves today. The best breaks could get up to chest high on the sets.
Our current south-southwest swell is expected to linger. Meanwhile, models continue to show a couple of tropical systems flaring up to the southwest which could generate swell for the islands. Will keep an eye on it.
East-northeast swell mix is expected through Friday. Solid shot of north-northeast expected to build overnight Friday and peak late Saturday into early Sunday.
Keep in mind, surf heights are measured on the face of the wave from trough to crest. Heights vary from beach to beach, and at the same beach, from break to break.